Independent Dance presents a series of public lunchtime talks and walks inviting an awareness of, and a response to the wildness and elemental in the city. Curated by ID with dance artist Rosemary Lee, the four experts will share their particular passion for the urban wild and help us to perceive what we often pass unnoticed, take for granted or literally cannot see.
"I will be looking at how we look at the hidden country of the nearby," says Leo Mellor who will be leading this talk and walk.
"We will walk, talk and think both in the studio and in the surrounding streets. Over the course of an hour the traces of wilderness in the city will hopefully become perceptible."
Leo Mellor was born in Brighton, and educated at Varndean 6th form college and King's College Cambridge. He subsequently worked and studied in Sapporo (northern Japan), Berlin and mid-Wales. He is now a Fellow at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, where he teaches and writes on Modernism and Second World War literature. His current project attempts to understand the links between locale, ruins and fiction with special reference to London bombsites. Marsh Fear / Fen Tiger, a book of his own poetry, was published by Salt in 2002.
Thursday 2 April 2009
Wild Nature in the City
Talk and walk with Ken Thompson